Terminator 2: Judgment Day (archival 35mm print!)

It’s hard to fathom that the most mega-important, killer action film of its era is a rare thing to partake in, theatrically speaking — but that’s exactly the case these days with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Get set to enjoy this marvel of modern whizz-bangery from an archival 35mm print! Most of the time, sequels suck. With full knowledge of this inexorable fact, and with the experience of Aliens’ terrifying awesomeness under his belt, James Cameron didn’t just create a carbon copy of 1984’s The Terminator — he upped the ante through the roof and into the heavens for T2, raising the bar for action movies the world over, and pioneering the usage of a unequivocally game-changing method of SFX in the process. In a genius role reversal, Cameron posits Schwarzenegger as the good guy, leaving the villain slot open for an astounding Robert Patrick, who portrays one of cinema’s most perfect embodiment of nightmare-fodder clinical evil. Just about every single thing about T2 still holds up; come experience it again with us.
Dir. James Cameron, 1991, 35mm, 139 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s trailer for “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”!